A PILOT INTERVIEW STUDY CONCERNING YELLOW FLASHING LIGHTS IN ROAD TRAFFIC

EN FOERBEREDANDE INTERVJUUNDERSOEKNING ROERANDE GULT BLINKANDE SKEN I TRAFIKEN

As a pilot study to an investigation of yellow flashing lights in road traffic 150 interviews were made in connection with existing flasher installations. The results indicate that knowledge about the general meaning 'caution' is fairly good, but that knowledge about, and interpretation of, more specific flashing signal situations is considerably worse. As a follow up to the interview two further studies are suggested. One is a field-study of possible behavioral effects of the reported "cautiousness", the other is a more comprehensive interview-study of knowledge and attitudes about flashing signals. Furthermore a separate study of attention factors in connection with flashing lights is suggested. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Swedish Institute for Building Research

    Box 27 163, 102 52
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Dahlstedt, SGR
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Internrapport Nr-244
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM